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Marlins vs. Padres: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—August 9, 2021

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Zach Thompson and Joe Musgrove will start Monday’s Marlins vs. Padres game at Petco Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.

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Photo by Joseph Guzy/Miami Marlins

Welcome to Monday’s Marlins (47-65, -18 RD) vs. Padres (64-49, +102 RD) game thread.

I went to bed Sunday night fuming about Lewis Brinson being subjected to racial slurs during the Rockies series finale. However, additional reporting out of Denver clarifies what really happened. We can move on from this particular misunderstanding while still striving to be more inclusive.

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Picks are only valid if submitted to us prior to first pitch.

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Everybody’s point totals have been reset for the start of August.


Marlins Starting Lineup

  1. SS Miguel Rojas
  2. 1B Jesús Aguilar
  3. 2B Isan Díaz
  4. LF Lewis Brinson
  5. 3B Brian Anderson
  6. C Alex Jackson
  7. RF Bryan De La Cruz
  8. CF Magneuris Sierra
  9. RHP Zach Thompson (2021 season stats: 2.53 ERA, 3.33 FIP, 24.3 K%, 37.1 HardHit% in 42.2 IP)
Zach Thompson - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed
Baseball Savant

Notes: Jazz Chisholm Jr. was scratched from Sunday’s game due to flu-like symptoms and has now landed on the COVID Related injured list. Jorge Alfaro is available to contribute after struggling with shortness of breath...The most well-rested pitchers available out of the Marlins bullpen are Anthony Bass, Ross Detwiler, Steven Okert, Zach Pop and newly selected Shawn Morimando.

Padres Starting Lineup

  1. LF Tommy Pham
  2. 2B Adam Frazier
  3. 3B Manny Machado
  4. SS Jake Cronenworth
  5. 1B Eric Hosmer
  6. RF Wil Myers
  7. CF Trent Grisham
  8. C Victor Caratini
  9. RHP Joe Musgrove (2021 season stats: 2.87 ERA, 3.51 FIP, 27.9 K%, 35.0 HardHit% in 122.1 IP)
Joe Musgrove - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed
Joe Musgrove - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed
Baseball Savant

Notes: The Marlins did surprisingly well at containing Fernando Tatís Jr. when these teams previously met. However, he’s not yet eligible to return from the injured list (left shoulder inflammation(.


How to watch/listen/follow

First pitch is scheduled for 10:10 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on 940 WINZ.

Brandon Liguori (@BrandonRLiguori) will provide in-game updates and handle the game recap article.

Fish Picks

Please submit your picks for the following props. The contest locks at first pitch.

  1. Which pitching staff records more strikeouts? (Marlins/Padres)
  2. Over/Under 1.5 total bases for Brian Anderson? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 33.5 people submitting Fish Picks? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Zach Thompson pitch into the sixth inning? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Padres)